I was able to get untethered from my IV pole for about 3 hours yesterday. Having a line attached restricts how I can move and sleep. It also restricts me from wearing real clothes, since the gown allows for easier access to my PICC line. Being untethered provided a strange freedom. I had been continually connected to IVs since December 18th. I took advantage by going for a pole-free walk and taking a nap on my stomach. I’m not sure how long until I can be untethered again, but I think it’s coming soon, since they are ending my antibiotics today (I think).
Author Brian Williams
I am a cancer survivor and 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate. I reside in Southfield, Michigan with my wife and two kids.